January 26, 2018

Rebel Buzz: Oscars Diversity, Women's March Madness, Government Shutdown Flops

Amanda HeadRebel Contributor

This week, late night talk show hosts are jumping at the chance to praise the diversity of this year’s Oscar nominations. It’s the trendy thing to do. The Shape of Water is at the top of the stack with 13 nominations, including Best Picture.

I'm positive you've all been feverishly awaiting this year’s Oscar nominees to be announced. I'm also anxiously awaiting the day when technology will allow you to see my eyes roll as I wrote that sentence. What’s the reason for my lack of enthusiasm?

Well, because even though I'm The Hollywood Conservative, I recognize the farcical, self-aggrandizing nature of the awards season. It's like senior superlatives in high school where all the cool kids pat each other on their varsity jacketed-backs.

America's collective response is:

"Please just go away."

Nonetheless, social media bombards us with celebrity faces promising that this, will be the best awards show … ever.

Hollywood might think flyover America is as dumb as a bag of hair, but fortunately unlike most celebrities, we learn from our mistakes and aren’t glutton for punishment. After years of watching the Oscars, we know it’s more like the movie Groundhog Day – the formula is clear:

Opening monologue that shames normal Americans and the president (presuming he’s a Republican); speeches that describe Hollywood stars and starlets as martyrs; more speeches fawning over the “craft” and “brilliance” of other Hollywood insiders; closing monologue prompting a call for action to #Resist our Republican president.

I'll make sure I have other plans on Oscar night...

Also in this week's news, Republicans won the government shutdown. Democrats know they're in trouble when they can't even get the Left’s “paper of record” -- The New York Times -- to sign on with their agenda to shut down the government over a small percentage of the population who are here illegally.

On Friday, Chuck Schumer was willingly to jeopardize veterans, active military members, and children covered under CHIP (Children's Health Insurance Program), which aids parent's in seeking and obtaining medical treatment for their children.

On Monday, his change of heart signaled a realization that Democrats couldn't win this political game of chicken. Numerous polls have shown that, in fact, we Americans do have heart. We do care about the lives of the DACA population. But according to a recent Harvard CAPS/Harris Poll, 58 per cent of Americans oppose shutting down the government over DACA negotiations. The findings of the poll also reveal that most Americans are naturally in agreement with the conservative platform: that compassion and benevolence are important, but within reason. 

Also this week was another disturbing event: The second annual “Women’s March” (a.k.a: an anti-Trump rally).

You may recall the first one. It was led by Israel-hater Linda Sarsour and her terrorist pal, Rasmea Odeh. 

To refresh your memories, Sarsour is the same human rights “activist” who said that Ayaan Hirsi Ali – a victim of female genital mutilation – deserves an “a** whoopin’” and that she’d like to “take her vagina away.” 

Now there’s a real feminist for you. 

Again this year, it wouldn't have been the place to take your non-adult daughter. Handwritten signs with vulgar language sprinkled the crowds as well as lewd costumes, and, varying forms of partial nudity. Inclusion was not part of the program. As a Trump supporter, even though I'm a woman (biologically; I don't just "feeeeeel like a woman," per Shania Twain’s famous song), I wouldn't be welcome there. 

During the first Women's March, I was in D.C. for the Presidential Inauguration. As I boarded my flight from Los Angeles to Reagan International, heading back to my seat in the nose-bleed section of coach, I bypassed first class where half of the travelers were women in those ridiculous pink hats.

I thought to myself: what brand of oppression allows you to pay $1000 for a first-class seat? Whatever it is -- I want some of that! 

Then I realized I'd rather sit in coach any day than be one of those screeching, maniacal, unhinged women in rows one through eight. Their cause might have celebrities like Eva Longoria, Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johannson, but my cause supports limited government and maximum freedom. We support low taxation and oppose government corruption. My cause marches for the military, veterans and unborn babies. And how empowering to women is that?

If I have to give up a lifetime of first-class seats to see success in my cause, I'll do it any day of the year, every day of the year.

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commented 2018-01-29 19:58:09 -0500
Oops, should have proof read better!

Should read, sometimes we do not hear of a contributor leaving, with an explanation of some sort.
commented 2018-01-29 19:55:22 -0500
Space Moose said in part, "It would help if we actually knew what happened to rebel staff around here. One day they are, here the next day they are either gone or we have no idea what took place. Sometimes Ezra says they have been fired. Or sometimes he waits a long time before telling us. Other times we find out from another place. "

Yes, you’re right, sometimes we do not hear of a contributor leaving, without an explanation of some sort. I can understand your frustration with that. I can also understand Ezra not discussing Human Resources issues with subscribers. Finding a balance can be very tricky.

In the case of Christopher and Holly, Ezra mentioned briefly in one of his shows maybe 1-2 wks later, there had been a change. He didn’t specify who went back to school and who moved on to another job. I don’t know if this info made it to the short clips which are uploaded the following day. I don’t watch the short clips, as I find it too repetitive. I do read the comments.

Reading the show description and watching the short clips the following day doesn’t give the viewer the whole message Ezra and his guests are delivering. The show is approx. 50-55 minutes long, a lot is said during that time. Being a premium content subscriber is worth it to me.

Just to give you a sense of what excellent recall is like, I can accurately remember passages I read over ten years ago. My audio recall is pretty good, but, nothing like when I read something.
commented 2018-01-29 16:59:41 -0500
It started a long time ago.
commented 2018-01-29 12:51:25 -0500
Looks like a domestic has broken out between two of our frequently contributors.
commented 2018-01-29 11:47:29 -0500
It would help if we actually knew what happened to rebel staff around here. One day they are, here the next day they are either gone or we have no idea what took place. Sometimes Ezra says they have been fired. Or sometimes he waits a long time before telling us. Other times we find out from another place.

And three months is a long time for you to remember my old post.
commented 2018-01-29 09:05:15 -0500
Space Moose, you lack insight and the ability to express yourself without sounding like a mean spirited juvenile. Mealy mouth sums it up.
I responded to your “it was a long time ago” comment by pointing out it wasn’t.

I know you maintain Chris Wilson should be the one to report on SA, haven’t you noticed something very important….no reports from him in many weeks. It appears he is one of the reporters who has either gone back to school or has moved on to another job.
BTW – Katie Hopkins has reported on the Calais Jungle and the Islamization of Sweden by actually going to these places. She has said she wanted to report on SA for some time. She works for Rebel Media now just like Amanda Head does. Notice a pattern Moose? When a new person turns up for work, your hackles go up!

So, in the interest of moving on, until your next smarmy post, I hope you have a good day!
commented 2018-01-29 01:50:14 -0500
How is it that you are fixating on some comment I made three months ago? Do you really need to keep track of how long ago it was? And then you remind me of what I posted on the South Africa trip?

I said nothing wrong. I still maintain that the rebel should have sent Chris Wilson. I also think that it was too early for a newcomer like Hopkins to ask for money.

But I guess that makes me right, doesn’t it? I do not like new people coming here to ask for money or sigs. It did not happen with Kristin. But it sure as hell happened with Hopkins.
commented 2018-01-28 22:22:22 -0500
On what planet is three months “a long time ago”? Think of last week if you wish….where you posted smarmy comments re: Katie Hopkins reporting on the mass murder of white farmers in South Africa.
Have a look at what other people said to you. I agreed with a commentor who told you to shut your mealy mouth. I suggested you take her advice on that thread

You seem to have this ability to blame everyone else for everything. Just think for a moment, you refuse to let things go. Case in point, you post like a person with Tourettes whenever there is a campaign….uncontrollable, repetitive tick. Oops, you do this even if there isn’t a request for a signature on a petition or a request for a donation. Talk about not letting things go….walk to the bathroom and look in the mirror.
commented 2018-01-28 20:08:46 -0500
Problem posts? Your issue is that you can not stand anybody that disagrees with you. Whether it be political or how the rebel is run, you refuse to let things go. Which is why you need to keep bringing up some post I made a long time ago. Only you would actually be specific about the time duration since it took place.
commented 2018-01-28 19:35:37 -0500
Anyway Moose, no one on this site has been successful in getting you to recognize some of your problem posts…today will be no different.

I guess your parents never taught you to take responsibility for words and deeds. Easier to believe it’s everyone else with the problem. That will create problems for you at work, in your community and in personal relationships. Good luck with all that.
commented 2018-01-28 19:34:25 -0500
I damn well know that Kristin had not mentioned a petition or donation on her first post. That is preciesely why I brought it up, because I don’t want any of those requests.

Don’t act like you are any better than I am. You are the most hellbent grudging person around here. The way you keep track of everything, act all self righteous and won’t let things go shows that you are the one with an attitude problem. Not me.
commented 2018-01-28 19:20:22 -0500
Your claim that you were “responding to it” is blatantly false, nice try though! Why lie about it? Kristin Tate’s Rebel debut had not a mention of a petition or donation.
Sorry, your rude demeanour brings you grief…and, you can’t admit you were the problem that day. https://www.therebel.media/professor_placed_on_leave_for_blaming_las_vegas_shooting_on_white_p

Too bad you assume Ezra reads your every word…what’s wrong with e-mailing him directly?

“Mean church lady”, that’s rich…. coming from a mean spirited woman whose posts deteriorate to being absurd & sometimes very bigoted every time there is a cause Rebel Media presents to it’s viewers; other commentors have addressed this with you as well. Men and women on this site have responded to your misplaced angst & repetitive posts.
commented 2018-01-28 17:51:23 -0500
I am not obsessive compulsive. I am responding to it. So don’t say that it is me. And no, I don’t want any more petitions and donation requests. It gets old fast. And I am sure Ezra is aware of how annoying they have become.

You are like that mean Church lady. You act like you are better than everybody else. And you isolate other women at Church who you do not like and blame for not having good enough values. Just like you are doing here. Expecting me to say things the way you want. I bet all the women at your church pretend to be nice to you but say bad things about you the moment you are not around.
commented 2018-01-28 16:59:20 -0500
Blah Blah Blah – once again you are circling back to petitions and donations…. and you call me obsessive compulsive – that’s hilarious!
Is it lost on you that your catty comment on Kristin Tate’s very first article was uncalled for? Meowwww! Besides being rude, you didn’t post anything that pertained to the report. By the way, Kristin’s article had nothing to do with petitions or donations. You couldn’t help yourself, and, when I called you out on this….well you just doubled down on your position. If you aren’t responsible for your own word choices, who is?!!!!

Fast forward 3 months and suddenly you miss Kristin Tate and say you like her, oh boy….
Another lost opportunity to welcome a new contributor and actually post something about what she uploaded….seems this is impossible for you.
So, yes, I don’t consider you a nice woman in this instance, or several other instances. I believe others have told you the same thing….it isn’t news.
Maybe you are nice in other areas of your life, but, here on Rebel we get to experience the not so nice side of you, sad really!

Notice Amanda Head’s report did not include a petition or request for donation, yet, you decide to lament about it again….communicate your angst to Ezra directly, several of us have been asking you to do this….what’s the problem?
commented 2018-01-28 16:27:02 -0500
I am completely aware that you are trying to parrot the words I use. You are obssessive and compulsive in your posts. And you are projecting when you make cat references at me, or when you say that I am not a nice woman.

And why did I say what I did? Because I am sick of the petitions and donation requests.
commented 2018-01-28 12:57:33 -0500
Perhaps you are not fond of hearing your own words after you have typed and posted them…especially the catty comments. Try reigning in your claws…and, if you don’t want your public statements to come back to you, as in your original post to Kristin Tate, remember, it’s you that posted those words. If you are embarrassed, I can understand that.

How about you take a moment and ask yourself why you feel the need to do it in the first place?

Moose, what did you think of Amanda’s first video? Any comments related to what this new Rebel contributor had to say?
commented 2018-01-28 12:16:46 -0500
It’s that you need to do a search on me and tell people about it on this comment section.
commented 2018-01-28 09:34:16 -0500
The fact you find it “problematic” is funny!

Anyone can search on this site. I don’t like to misquote people.
Again, no words of welcome for Amanda Head, or a post re: her first vid, face it Moose you are not a nice woman!
commented 2018-01-28 01:48:26 -0500
The fact that you go out of the way to search for my old posts is problematic.
commented 2018-01-27 21:45:45 -0500
Space Moose, too bad you forget your own harpy and rude posts. As I have explained, excellent recall & from there I searched for your exact post…which takes seconds.
Perhaps you can say something nice until someone gives you a good reason not to. In Kristin Tate’s case you didn’t bother with any of that. Go back and read what you did post ad nauseam & not one word concerning the new reporter’s article, that’s a little nuts!

No words of welcome for Amanda Head either, just a really late compliment for Kristin Tate. Better late than never I guess.
commented 2018-01-27 21:23:40 -0500
I can’t say anything nice around here about anybody. The way you remember every minor slight is nuts.
commented 2018-01-27 19:01:49 -0500
Space Moose commented “What ever happened to Kristen Tate? I liked her work.”

Now that’s hilarious, pretty f***ing hilarious…. on her very first article for Rebel Media – Professor Placed on Leave for Blaming Las Vegas Shooting on ’White Masculinity SPACE MOOSE commented 2017-10-13 18:22:54 -0400
“Lets see how long Kristin can go before she has to start asking us to sign a petition.”

One of my posts was in response to your childish comment to a brand new contributor ( we had quite a few posts back and forth, in this long exchange I posted a few times how about commenting on Kristin Tate’s article, instead of slapping her in the face.
“Space Moose, For a second time, how about posting about the content Kristin Tate’s article -Professor Placed on Leave for Blaming Las Vegas Shooting on ‘White Masculinity’
Did you happen to notice the same professor’s tweet, the last one had 87 Likes at the time of the screen shot. 87 people (likely many of them, his students) liked his remarks “All I want for Christmas is white genocide”.
He also created a backlash when he posted this on social media in March of this year:
“Some guy gave up his first class seat for a uniformed soldier. People are thanking him. I’m trying not to vomit or yell about Mosul.”
commented 2018-01-27 18:25:55 -0500
What ever happened to Kristin Tate? I liked her work.
commented 2018-01-27 10:30:09 -0500
Great show!

BTW, the almost 800,000 DACA self-entitled illegal residents equal 0.34% of the US population. So Schumer was willing to shut down the government because of this small, tiny but overly vocal and demanding group with an average age of 26. At that age, and with the education they received on someone else’s dime, going back to the country of their birth should make them community leaders, captains of industry, entrepreneurs, voices for democracy, et cetera. But no. They would rather stay in the US and demand their “constitutional right” to remain. Ahhh… No such right exists for illegal aliens.

But what would one expect from the uncle of Amy Schumer?

As for Sarsour and the marchers, makes entertaining watching. Ask them a question and you hear the same dogma repeated back by rote. If you ask them to back up what they say with facts, well, you are a Nazi, sexist, “white privileged” (even if you are Black or Asian), or simply told to “F” yourself. It would be funny if it were not so sad.

Looking forward to the Hillary indictment! Same for some very special people in the Obama administration, if not Obama himself. When that happens, will there be another women’s march?
commented 2018-01-26 21:34:01 -0500
1. Clint Eastwood’s new movie, The 15:17 to Paris.

These 3 heroes will be interviewed on EWTN, Raymond Arroyo’s The World Over, next Thursday at 8pm (est), watch it online live at EWTN.com.

2. At least Oprah won’t be playing President; she wants to play Actor. She announced she’s not running.

3. CECILE RICHARDS, CEO Planned Parenthood, is resigning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you Mr. President, thank you Lord.
commented 2018-01-26 19:25:23 -0500
I don’t remember the last time I watched an award show.
commented 2018-01-26 19:09:46 -0500
Welcome to the Rebel Amanda. Great summation of the trashy Women’s March!

Looking forward to your reports.
commented 2018-01-26 19:03:31 -0500
Amanda Head, saw you an Ben’s show welcome to the Rebel you are awesome. Looking forward to more of your videos.